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How many minstrel banjoists out there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by david caron Feb 19. 4 Replies

Out of curiosity, I'm wondering if anyone has a good estimate of the number of minstrel banjoists out there? Continue

Targeted advertising when playing minstrel banjo..

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Masciale Jan 29. 1 Reply

So lately, i’ve been seeing all sorts of ads for luggage etc when I browse the Internet.. I’m not in the market to buy new luggage, i’m not planning any sort of trip or anything, so I really couldn’t…Continue

A good read?

Started this discussion. Last reply by david caron Jan 23. 5 Replies

Hello,While browsing on Amazon, the algorithms suggested I check out Bob Carlin's book : The Birth of the Banjo: Joel Walker Sweeney and Early Minstrelsy. Although I was tempted, its a bit expensive…Continue

Lilly Dale - Tablature?

Started Jan 14 0 Replies

Hi,I've been watching "OldCremona"'s version of Lilly Dale. I quite enjoy it. He mentions that it is in the Briggs Banjo Instructor. I did consult the original source material and found the sheet…Continue

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david caron replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Violin tuning
"My big beef with the fiddle is just trying to get it in tune. Why must it be so complicated!!!???"
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david caron replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Violin tuning
"I havent really checked it out, but I'm assuming that there are lots of resources here https://www.fiddlehangout.com/pages/default.asp"
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david caron replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Violin tuning
"I also have a inexpensive fiddle. I think that true fiddle players refer to these as Fino, fiddles in name only.  I was in a fiddle orchestra in a high school music class . We absolutely sucked. People complained about us"
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Brighton Jig

From Frank Converse's Banjo Without a Master, 1865
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The Gem Waltz

"This piece is trickier than it seems. The timing, rhythms and emphasis are not easy to follow. Getting the grace notes right are key to getting this one to sound 'right'. Of course, there is a printer-error in the original. Measure 2…"
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The Gem Waltz

From The Banjo and How To Play It (Frank Converse, 1872)
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david caron replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Elegant Plunk
"Very cool. Can't wait to try some of these out. Thanks."
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The Starlight Polka

"Got it.  Thanks, Paul."
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The Starlight Polka

"Al - it's in the Analytical "
Jun 7

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Deering Americana

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